The Angels plan to take a look at Aroldis Chapman, the Cuban defector with the 100-mph fastball . . . if he is willing to face a hitter. Chapman was granted free agency Friday. The Angels will join the stampede to scout the 22-year-old left-hander, with the New York Yankees, New York Mets and Boston Red Sox among the clubs expected to rush in as well. (The Los Angeles Times) Comment
Terrell Owens may be on the verge of boiling over, but for now at least he's doing a very good of masking his real feelings. He's upgraded from no post game comments to one sentence replies to the media. Owens saw his 185-game pass reception streak end in Sunday's 27-7 loss to the New Orleans. For the game, five passes went Owens way and none were completed. He had Jabari Greer beat long for what would've probably been a touchdown, but Trent Edwards overthrew him. "I'm just going with the plays that are called." He said it five separate times, word-for-word. (Buffalo Sports Daily) Comment
One opponent that was offered to Rashad Evans was Randy Couture, for a bout at UFC 105. However, Evans turned the fight down, feeling that it wouldn't further his career. "That was a match-up that I didn't think was good for me," Evans stated. "He's 46 years old and coming off back-to-back losses as a heavyweight, and I feel like beating him wouldn't move me up the rankings as a light heavyweight. Plus I would have had to take that fight on short notice, in England, and it felt like I'm being punished because Rampage took a movie. (FightLine) Comment
Sunderland's Kenwyne Jones, right, celebrates his goal with Paulo Da Silva, left, during their English Premier League soccer match against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Stadium of Light. (AP)
1941 -- Ted Williams ended the baseball season with .406 batting avg. 1976 -- Muhammad Ali beats Ken Norton in Round 15 for heavyweight boxing title. 1991 -- N.Y. Yankees set record of 75 games without a complete pitched game. 1996 -- N.Y. Yankee Jim Leyitz is second catcher to wear a hockey mask.
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